The DVSA has confirmed that it plans to introduce additional connected MOT equipment by “early” 2020.
The announcement follows new rules which went live on 1 October 2019 which state that all new roller brake testers must be able to connect to the MOT testing service.
The rule will be extended to include connected emission gas analysers, diesel smoke meters, decelerometers and headlamp beam testers will by early 2020 following on from successful trials, the DVSA has announced.
The agency will issue special notices as soon as the equipment is introduced into the test.
Chris Price, DVSA head of MOT policy said: “We’re bringing in connected equipment to modernise testing in MOT garages and reduce the potential for mistakes.
“It will make testing quicker, more accurate and give motorists greater confidence in the quality of testing.
“Garages already using this equipment have seen benefits to their business.”